What does the word molasses mean?

Usage examples for molasses

  1. The high price of cane sugar during and since the late civil war must have increased the product of maple sugar and molasses beyond what it otherwise would have been, but the domestic warfare on the woods has more than compensated this cause of increase. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  2. He had a stately dignity and an aristocratic bearing that all the weighing of lard and drawing of molasses in the world could not lessen. – Vacation with the Tucker Twins by Nell Speed
  3. For supper the cup of tea and molasses cake were again brought out. – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston